Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  2006 Oct;33(4):239-243.

Three Cases of Colonic Anisakiasis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Seocheon, Korea. lulucwb@yahoo.co.kr
  • 2Department of General Surgery, St. Luke's Hospital, Seocheon, Korea.

Abstract

Anisakiasis occurs when humans ingest raw or inadequately cooked saltwater fish or squid that is infested with anisakis larvae. The larvae invade the gastrointestinal mucosa and cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and various gastrointestinal lesions. Anisakiasis of the stomach has been reported occasionally but involvement of the small bowel or colon is extremely rare. We report three cases of anisakiasis in the colon with a brief review of the relevant literature.

Keyword

Anisakis; Colonic anisakiasis
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